Comparison of ichthyofaunal diversity of Sangli region of Krishna River, Maharashtra, India
Kokate Amit A, Bhoxsale Bhaskar P, Chogale Narendra D, Metar Santosh Y, Pawar Ravindra A, Nirmale Vivek H and Pagarkar Asif U
The present was studies carried out on capture fisheries of Krishna river of Sangli district Maharashtra with referred to fishery status and fish yield and species composition for suggesting management recommendation for conservation and restoration of Krishna river of Sangli district of Maharashtra during a period of March 2015 to Feb 2016. Catch composition data was obtained through monthly visit to the five landing stations viz Tambave, Takari, Bhilwadi, Kasba Digraj, Haripur to know the diversity status of ichthyofauna. During the study, a total of 25 finfishes species were recorded in the interior 105 km study area. The species belonging to 11 families and 21 Genera were grouped into five groups Namely IMC, Minor carps, Weed fishes, Catfishes and exotic fishes. Overall the minor carps contributed the most (36%), followed by catfishes (31%), IMC (19%), weed fishes (10%) and exotic fishes (4%) excepting Takari. The exotic species always contributed lowest to the catches from all locations. ANOVA revealed significant difference for all stations (P<0.05) except with the only exception of Haripur where no such effect evident (P>0.05). Similarly statistical significant of the season was recorded for all species groups (P<0.05) without any exceptions.
Kokate Amit A, Bhoxsale Bhaskar P, Chogale Narendra D, Metar Santosh Y, Pawar Ravindra A, Nirmale Vivek H, Pagarkar Asif U. Comparison of ichthyofaunal diversity of Sangli region of Krishna River, Maharashtra, India. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(4):292-300.